1929 Mercedes-Benz Wins Top Honors at 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance - A 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer has won one of the optimum awards in the classic-car world, the 2017 Pebble seashore Concours d’Elegance finest of reveal trophy. Owned by collector Bruce McCaw of Bellevue, Washington, the prewar roadster has an illustrious heritage and a strong connection to a racing pedigree. It’s the 8th Mercedes-Benz to win the award; the most contemporary was a 1928 680s that won finest of reveal in 2012.
The vehicles� story started in London, where it began off as a Mercedes-Benz brand S roadster however was then upgraded to Super sports activities (SS) specification with a greater engine, a supercharged 7.0-liter inline-six. subsequent got here a full outfitting by Barker of London, a famous British coachbuilder. Francis Curzon, the 5th Earl Howe—a racing motive force who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1931—was the normal owner of the car. He was additionally the co-founder of the nail cropping British Racing Drivers’ Club.
The beautiful blue roadster was part of the Mercedes-Benz Prewar class at the Concours d’Elegance. It’s referred to to preserve its fashionable calmly and chrome wheels, and its surprisingly formed working forums and low-cut doorways are amongst its most diverse layout aspects.